Pharmacy Technician (PHT.S.CRT)
- Division: Health Sciences
- Department: Allied Health
This program prepares individuals to perform the technical and specialized skills of a pharmacy technician within retail, mail-order, hospital, nursing homes and home health care settings. The program is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of basic pharmacology, maintenance of patient records, drug-product preparation and distribution and record-keeping. Potential students 1) Must possess a high school equivalency certificate or a high school diploma, 2) Must be 18 years or older, 3) Must demonstrate English language proficiency (including reading, writing, and speaking). A portion of this program will involve 80 hours of simulated lab and 210 hours of directed practice within a pharmacy. A state and federal background check and immunizations will be required prior to starting the directed practice. Upon completion of the program students may take the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Examination. A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses to complete the program. A grade of "B" or better is required in the pharmacy technician core courses to be eligible to participate in the directed practice.
The Pharmacy Technician Program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists/Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ASHP/ACPE).